Summary: I'm having trouble loading Poster Board paper and also switching to Matte ink, I had trouble with original setup when loading inks. The Black Matte ink kept telling to put a new cartridge even though I had just loaded the one provided. It may be a bad cartridge But with all that considered the final printing IS Great. The Epson store provides good delivery services on paper and ink refills.
Summary: I was the happy owner of an Epson R3000 printer until it began to malfunction. I am now the unhappy owner of a useless printer. Before acquiring the R3000, I owned an R2800 until the yellow ink channel in the print head clogged up. The only way to fix it was to replace the entire print head, which would cost the equivalent of a new printer. I declined and bought an R3000 instead.
Summary: The Image out of the box was dark, but adjusted exposure in Photoshop and printed on HP Paper. The photo did not have the pop that a professional expects. I did research online and I learned that you should use Epson paper with pigment inks. I ordered several packs of Epson paper and printed the photo with an additional 10 points brightness on the fly. The photos were spot on and excellent prints. I could not be happier.
Summary: Excellent photos. The only problem I have experienced is problems handling 8 1/2 X 11 Photo paper. It stops feeding about 2/3 of the way through and I have to help it. Otherwise I would give it 5 stars.
Summary: Being a professional photographer that started printing all of my pictures, instead of sending them off to be printed, I needed a high quality photo printer. I already had the Epson Pro 4800 printer and loved it, I just needed another to print 12 x 18's; 11 x 14's and 8 x 10's on. The R3000 overachieves this task. Wether it is full color or B&W, this printer is fully up to the challenge. I like the feature of Advanced B&W (also on the 4800).
Summary: The R3000 has a bunch of features that I just love. Loading roll paper and canvas is a breeze. The front load for heavier paper is awesome! The color quality is outstanding. I love the larger ink cartridges as there is a longer span between changing inks. I don't like changing the black inks for different paper types as it consumes (wastes) a lot of ink.
Summary: I bought this as a temporary replacement for my Epson 7890 that was destroyed in Hurricane Sandy. It uses the same inks as the 7890, so my workflow hasn't changed. The quality is excellent and the R3000 can also print on pretty much the same papers and aluminum foil I use in my art.